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Fly 1

Definition: To move in or pass thorugh the air with wings, as a bird.

Fly 2

Definition: To move through the air or before the wind; esp., to pass or be driven rapidly through the air by any impulse.

Fly 3

Definition: To float, wave, or rise in the air, as sparks or a flag.

Fly 4

Definition: To move or pass swiftly; to hasten away; to circulate rapidly; as, a ship flies on the deep; a top flies around; rumor flies.

Fly 5

Definition: To run from danger; to attempt to escape; to flee; as, an enemy or a coward flies. See Note under Flee.

Fly 6

Definition: To move suddenly, or with violence; to do an act suddenly or swiftly; usually with a qualifying word; as, a door flies open; a bomb flies apart.

Fly 7

Definition: To cause to fly or to float in the air, as a bird, a kite, a flag, etc.

Fly 8

Definition: To fly or flee from; to shun; to avoid.

Fly 9

Definition: To hunt with a hawk.

Fly 10

Definition: Any winged insect; esp., one with transparent wings; as, the Spanish fly; firefly; gall fly; dragon fly.

Fly 11

Definition: Any dipterous insect; as, the house fly; flesh fly; black fly. See Diptera, and Illust. in Append.

Fly 12

Definition: A hook dressed in imitation of a fly, used for fishing.

Fly 13

Definition: A parasite.

Fly 14

Definition: A kind of light carriage for rapid transit, plying for hire and usually drawn by one horse.

Fly 15

Definition: The length of an extended flag from its staff; sometimes, the length from the "union" to the extreme end.

Fly 16

Definition: The part of a vane pointing the direction from which the wind blows.

Fly 17

Definition: That part of a compass on which the points are marked; the compass card.

Fly 18

Definition: Two or more vanes set on a revolving axis, to act as a fanner, or to equalize or impede the motion of machinery by the resistance of the air, as in the striking part of a clock.

Fly 19

Definition: A heavy wheel, or cross arms with weights at the ends on a revolving axis, to regulate or equalize the motion of machinery by means of its inertia, where the power communicated, or the resistance to be overcome, is variable, as in the steam engine or the coining press. See Fly wheel (below).

Fly 20

Definition: The piece hinged to the needle, which holds the engaged loop in position while the needle is penetrating another loop; a latch.

Fly 21

Definition: The pair of arms revolving around the bobbin, in a spinning wheel or spinning frame, to twist the yarn.

Fly 22

Definition: A shuttle driven through the shed by a blow or jerk.

Fly 23

Definition: Formerly, the person who took the printed sheets from the press.

Fly 24

Definition: A vibrating frame with fingers, attached to a power to a power printing press for doing the same work.

Fly 25

Definition: The outer canvas of a tent with double top, usually drawn over the ridgepole, but so extended as to touch the roof of the tent at no other place.

Fly 26

Definition: One of the upper screens of a stage in a theater.

Fly 27

Definition: The fore flap of a bootee; also, a lap on trousers, overcoats, etc., to conceal a row of buttons.

Fly 28

Definition: A batted ball that flies to a considerable distance, usually high in the air; also, the flight of a ball so struck; as, it was caught on the fly.

fly 29

Definition: (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

fly 30

Definition: two-winged insects characterized by active flight

fly 31

Definition: an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth

fly 32

Definition: fisherman''s lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect

fly 33

Definition: flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent

fly 34

Definition: decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"

fly 35

Definition: change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"

fly 36

Definition: hit a fly

fly 37

Definition: transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

fly 38

Definition: be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"

fly 39

Definition: travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"

fly 40

Definition: move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"

fly 41

Definition: travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

fly 42

Definition: cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"

fly 43

Definition: travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"

fly 44

Definition: fly a plane

fly 45

Definition: pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"

fly 46

Definition: run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"

fly 47

Definition: display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

fly 48

Definition: (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

 

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